The Charlotte Hornets announced on Thursday that former shooting guard Dell Curry is having his role with the organization expanded to new heights.
According to a press release from the team, Curry will become a Hornets Ambassador and Special Projects Advisor while still remaining the color analyst for the team's TV broadcasts. As an ambassador, Curry will represent the Hornets in multiple basketball and business operations including at community programs, charity outings, speaking engagements and fundraising galas.
Through the press release, Fred Whitfield, Hornets Sports & Entertainment President & COO, said: "We are pleased that Dell has agreed to expand his role with our organization. Dell’s name is synonymous with the words ‘Charlotte Hornets.’ Our fans know him well from both his history as a player and his six seasons as our TV analyst. We are excited that he will be strengthening his relationship with our franchise.”
Curry, who spent 10 seasons in Charlotte after being drafted by the Hornets in the 1988 NBA Expansion Draft, is the team's career leading scorer with 9,839 points. Unsurprisingly as the father of Stephen Curry, Dell also leads the Hornets in three-point field goals (929), overall field goals (3,951), and double-figure scoring games (522). The sharp-shooter showed his toughness and longevity as the Hornets' leader in games played with 701.
With the Hornets, Curry averaged 14 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2 assists per game while shooting 40.5 percent from 3-point range.
As his son has already surpassed him in several categories, Dell was the original shooting assassin in the Curry family. For his career, Dell currently ranks 28th in 3-point percentage (.402); Steph is third (.441), 42nd in 3-point field goals (1,245); Steph is 50th (1,191), and 63rd in free throw percentage (.844); Steph is third (.900).
In his 16-year career, Curry averaged 11.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 40.2 percent from long distance. He was the 1993-94 Sixth Man of the Year with the Hornets, where he averaged 16.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game.